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this could end up being quite a rumble here on capitol hill today. you have wayne lapierre head of the nra, gabby gifford's husband strong gun control advocate and then this 18-member panel, some of the strongest senators we've got, all talking about one of the most divisive issues we face. emotions could run high today when the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will join wayne lapierre to testify on gun control. pa trach lay hee called the hearing in response to the newton shooting where 20 children and six adults were killed. but lapierre says he doesn't believe the shooting should lead to new gun control laws. he plans to tell the committee law-abiding gun owners will not accept the blame of criminals.
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we could see fire here on capitol hill when senator dianne feinstein gets her turn to question lapierre at today's hearing. feinstein has been an outspoken critic of the nra. tuesday she told reporters they have fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course and the time has come to make people safe. lapierre says congress shouldn't pass any new laws until the government starts enforcing the laws already on the book. it's still unclear whether former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will attend but we understand from blumenthal that a surprise guest will appear. he's not identifying who that is. >> that should be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another high-profile issue for congress and the administration is immigration reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time to fix the immigration system.
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warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a criminal background check, paid a fine and back taxes and learned english. they can apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some gop house members have already said they don't support the senate proposal, but some of the biggest opposition to immigration reform could come from outside the halls of congress.
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republican senator marco rubio went on conservative radio to drum up support from a skeptical rush limbaugh. >> if 70% of the hispanic vote went republican do you think the democrats would be for any part of this legislation. >> reporter: bob dane's group is also opposed to the bill. >> it is clearly a trojan horse, which really reforms nothing. >> reporter: the group of eight senators sponsoring the legislation say once the language is agreed upon, the bill could come up for a vote as early as this summer. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. well, also on capitol hill, the senate overwhelmingly confirmed senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. yesterday's vote was 94-3. kerry plans to resign from the senate on friday. earlier he was unanimously approved by the senate foreign relations committee which he chard for the past four years. so what's the future of the woman kerry replaces?
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secretary of state hillary clinton said at a town hall meeting yesterday said yesterday, quote, she has absolutely no plans to run for president in 2016 but is looking forward to the next chapter. some are getting a leg up. they formed a super pac. it's called "ready for hillary." well, some severe weather including dangerous thunderstorms and the potential for tornados swept through the south and central u.s. overnight. torrential rain in chicago lasted through the night into the early morning. more is expected today as well. there were downed trees and power outages in arkansas and severe weather is expected in tennessee and mississippi. meteorologist david bernard of our miami station wfor is tracking this powerful weather front. >> the big story today is going to be the continued threat for heavy rain and severe weather from the southeast extending into the northeastern corner of the united states. now here's our map for this afternoon, and, again, this front is going to bring a severe weather potential anywhere from
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the florida panhandle right through the atlanta area. that could mean some travel delays for the big airport there. if we follow the front to north, we're looking at flood watches for a good part of the northeast, strong to severe thunderstorms possible this evening and tonight as that front approaches the coastline. on the opposite side of that, we're looking at cold air spilling into the midwest. the rain we saw yesterday in chicago is going to end as a little bit of light snow with temperatures in the upper 30s. very cold in the plains with highs in the teens and 20s. out west it looks pretty quiet especially in southern california. not bad, l.a. 65. look for rain in the northwest. seattle and portland kind of dreary and temperatures in the 40s. i'm david bernard for cbs news, miami. overseas now, a police inspector says penny pinching may have caused that deadly nightclub fire in brazil. at least 234 people, mostly students, died in sunday morning's file. the inspector says the band used cheap outdoor flares for their
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pyrotechnic display instead of the much more expensive indoor flares. it's estimated up to 1,300 were in the club at the time of the fire nearly double the capacity for a room that size. and the federal judge as approve add deal to allow bp to plead guilty to man slaughter charges in the 2010 gulf oil spill. the agreement ends the criminal investigation of the deepwater horizon disaster. bp pleaded guilty in the deaths of 11 oil rig workers and agreed to pay a record $4 billion in penalties, but the deal does not resolve the civil claims against bp. bp has already paid out $24 billion in expenses related to the oil spill. most of the victims' families have settled with bp in a separate process. now, coming up on the "morning news," a sinkhole that nearly swallowed an entire city forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. this is the "cbs morning news." to evacuate. this is the "cbs morning news."
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that is not a building being torn down. it's actually collapsing into a giant sinkhole. this happened monday in south china. a second sinkhole later on in the day caused another three-story building to collapse. about 300 residents were evacuated and roads closed but no one was injured. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, battery issues for the dreamliner and blackberry unveils a new smartphone. ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning to you, anne-marie. well, boeing apparently knew about the problems with the batteries on their dreamliners. nippon airways said it replaced ten lithium ion batterers months before it made an emergency landing and told boeing about it but not federal investigators. the ntsc said tuesday it's now conducting a microscopic investigation of the battery. stocks in asia rallied on promising growth data in china.
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tokyo's nikkei gained 2% while hong kongs he hang seng added half a percent. housing prices host add biggest jump in six years. it added 72 points tuesday to close at 13,954. that's only 210 points away from its all-time high set in october of 2007. the nasdaq fell slightly. posted its fourth quarter earnings yesterday. the holiday season helped them jump 22% but profits fell 5% short of analysts' expectations. however, investors didn't seem to care. in after-hours trading stocks went up more than 9%. and the blackberry is hoping for a big comeback today. research in motion will unveil the blackberry 10 this morning, their first new smartphone in a year and a half. the phone has a touchscreen and a new operating system and says if the blackberry does not sell well, it could be the end of the
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company. you know, anne-marie, i'm rooting for them. >> i know. i'm a loyalist. you're pretty much the only person i know with a blackberry. >> me too. >> but the people who like them are committed. i hope you like the new phone, ashley. >> i do too. >> ashley morrison in new york, thank you. coming up next in sports, new allegations against alex rod rye guess plus the harbaugh brothers opening up about facing each other in super bowl xlvii. opening up about facing each other in super bowl xlvii. pustules, pimples. the soreness was excruciating. it was impossible to even think about dancing. when you're dancing your partner is holding you. so, his hand would have been right in the spot that i had the shingles. no tango. no rhumba. you can't be touched. for more of the inside story visit
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york expect some shower, a high of 58. miami mostly sunny, 82. chicago, you can expect snow, 39. dallas, 53. and lots of sunshine in los angeles. in sports alex rodriguez is denying new allegations that he used perform-enhancing drugs as recently as last season. a miami newspaper said it obtained documents that show he purchased human growth hormones and peds from 2009 through 2012. four years ago he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs earlier in his career. the documents also list six other major leaguers. three of them failed major league baseball drug tests last year. meanwhile one of the most talked about players in super bowl xlvii is fending off allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs. on media day, baltimore ravens'
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linebacker ray lewis dismissed a "sports illustrated" report that he used dear antler spray which is a substance banned by the nfl. >> any test i took for the nfl, there's never been a question if i ever even thought about using anything. so to even entertain stupidity like that tell them to go try to get their story from somebody else. another story that's playing out is the family feud on the sidelines. john and jim harbaugh are the first brothers to coach the super bowl. vinita nair has more on that. good morning, vinita. >> reporter: good morning. we're joining you from a gusty new orleans. the wind gusts are 25 to 35 miles an hour. the good news is the storm is just blowing through so by mid morning the focus can go onto the brothers. the parents are speaking later today. they say they're entering the
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super bowl as parents, not spectators. listening to jim harbaugh. >> i said many times think i'm half the coach he is. >> reporter: and his older brother john. >> i'm proud of his accomplishments. i'm very impressed with his team. >> reporter: you get a keen sense of their admiration for each other. born just 15 months apart, the rival brothers will be at war. their parents, jackie and jack are becoming fast learners when it comes to media. >> you're very conscious about not showing any emotion to where it could be misjudged or construed as if -- >> -- you're for one another. >> -- you have a favorite son. >> reporter: the parents were in a similar situation on thanksgiving back in 2011 so they chose to watch the game from an office in the stadium but the super bowl cameras may be unavoidable. little sis joanny will will wear
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black, and mom will wear neutral colors. >> you're fighting for everything, the extra hot dog, you fight for girls, you fight for everything. we both got our girl bus we both need our victory here this week. >> we both want to desperately win and be a part of a championship, the great thrill of winning. >> reporter: both coaches insist the big game is about their teams and not about them but with nicknames like harbowl and super baugh, the brothers seem to be stealing the show. >> reporter: and the parents have been very tight-lipped intentionally about where they'll be sitting in the super bowl. anne-marie, the mom right now is just hoping for a tie. >> of course. thank you. vinita nair in new orleans. thanks a lot. the only place to watch it is right here on cbs sunday. reminder cbs begins its coverage of super bowl xlvii live tomorrow. when we return, a milestone for a wounded iraq war vet. a quadruple amputee speaks out for the first time about his double arm transplant. about his double arm transplant.
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what they found when they started digging underneath a haight ashbury garage.. bay area police head to new orleans to learn what it takes to keep a super bowl safe.. plu, our very own... michelle griego live on bourbon street.. ! michelle snags some stars.. and gets their take on the big game.. who are they rooting for come sunday? join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginning at 4:30.
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here's a look a here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c. and atlanta both in the high 60s and can expect some rain. st. louis, afternoon flurries, a high of 46. denver, partly sunny, high of 44, seattle, rain and 50. i don't know if this is for the cat lovers or cat haters. but apparently cats may be cute and cuddly but they also kill more animals than previously thought. according to a new study, cats both domestic and free-roaming kill up to 3.7 billion birds and more than 20 billion other animals each year. that's a lot more than previous studies which suggested they kill about 500 million birds a year.
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an iraq veteran who lost all four limbs in an attack is speaking out about a remarkable surgery that gave him two new arms. bigad shaban has that story. >> reporter: brendan morocco wheeled himself into his own news conference. six weeks after his arms transplant he seemed comfortable with his new limbs. >> you know, i never really accepted the fact that i didn't have arms, so now that i have them again, it's almost like it never happened. it's like i went back four years, and i'm me again. >> reporter: four years ago more rockco lost his arms and both legs to a roadside bomb. a year later he told cbs news which loss was greater. >> without legs you can still be independent, you know. without arms there's so much more that you can't do. >> reporter: it took 16 doctors at johns hopkins hospital to13 hours to attach the arms of an anonymous donor who had died and
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they also performed a relatively new procedure that would reduce the chance of rejection. >> he received a bone marrow cells from the arm donor so he'll only take one anti-rejection injection instead of the triple-drug cocktail. his tissues will grow into the maximum rate of an inch a month. doctors say he should regain enough feeling and control do just about everything with his hands. morocco says he wants to drive again and push himself to new limits. >> one of my goals is to cycle a marathon. >> reporter: bee gads shaban, cbs news. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," actor bradley cooper on his oscar-nominated movie, "silver linings playbook." i'm anne-marie green, this is the "cbs morning news." it wasn't their cup. if you don't like that dark roast, we've created a coffee for you. blonde is a beautiful light roasted coffee. kind of mellow, sweet a little citrusy. for me, personally i love connecting with people so blonde
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the artistic director of russia's bolshoi ballet is expected to retain some of his vision after his face was badly finally tonight, you might think a ballet as among the finest of fine arts. but who knew it could be so
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violent? in russia, it's a bloodsport. from moscow, here is charlie d'agata. reporter: it's a tale of star-crossed lovers, murderous vengeance and betrayal. that's just on stage. behind the scenes, a real-life drama unfolded, of poisonous rivalries and cutthroat competition among russia's top dancers. last week, it spilled out into the open when a masked man threw a jar of acid in the face of sergei filin, the bolshoi's artistic director. suspicion immediately fell on dancers in the company. in this ballet-mad city, where people are as devoted as die- hard sports fans, the attack cut like a dagger. >> this is an outrage, this is corruption and this is criminal. >> reporter: anastasia volochkova was a prima ballerina with the bolshoi in 2003 before she was fired for being overweight. she told us about the jealousies among the dancers. >> cut the ribbons half, it
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breaks when danced. i know what is -- >> reporter: so people sabotaged your shoes. >> people sabotaged, exactly. >> reporter: the walls of the bolshoi theater echo with legendary story of vengeance that go back for more than a century, needles found in costumes, broken glass in a ballet shoe, but there's never been anything this savage. in the weeks before the attack, filin's tires were slashed, his email account was hacked, and he said he had received death threats. filin took over the bolshoi in 2011. one of his first big decisions created waves. he hired american david hallberg as a principal dancer, a role that's usually gone to a russian. yakaterina novikova works in the bolshoi's front office. >> every time he takes any artistic decision, it means that somebody's happy and somebody's unhappy. you cannot please everybody. >> reporter: amidst the swirl
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of the investigation, some dancers have take lie detector tests. the police have made no arrests. while they continue to question the dancers, sellout crowds applaud the tales of mystery and intrigue. charlie d'agata, cbs news, moscow. ery and charlie d'agata, cbs news, moscow. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a preview of the senate committee on gun control. we'll speak with former new york city police commissioner bill bratton, plus the dow jones flirting with 14,000. rebecca jarvis tells us what's driving the market. and we look at the super bowl's greatest commercials over the years. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. vk -- captions by vitac --
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, it's wednesday, january 30 here in the bay area. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego live in new orleans. we're on bourbon street the famous street to celebrate mardi gras and, of course, looking forward to super bowl 47. we had to move locations. we're on the balcony right now of the royal sonesta hotel located in the heart of historic french quarter. we moved because of the weather. it's windy now. earlier we have been in jackson square the last few days but
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they are forecasting rain in the area and the wind is really starting to pick up. kind of feels like the bay area, lawrence. >> i have to tell you, you have an impressive cold front headed your way. get prepared, during the show we'll see heavy rain and lightning, aren't you lucky? so you can see the cold front sliding in across the big easy and well it looks like that rain is going to be picking up as we head throughout the morning hours. in fact, while michelle is out there she is going to have to take cover. look at the line of thunderstorms rolling in that direction. that will push onshore toward her in the next couple of hours so that wind is going to be picking up and the rain is going to be coming down. temperatures around the bay area in the 30s and the 40s in most spots. 50 in pacifica right now. looks like throughout the day high pressure is in control. going to flex its muscle, temperatures warming up. let's plan on 50s and mid-60s toward the afternoon. how long will this nice weather last? we'll talk about that coming up. right no

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CBS January 30, 2013 4:00am-4:30am PST

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